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The First Annual Cache-Builder Competition!
Sunday, April 6, 2014
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2-5pm Sunday, April 6th, 2014 at Dats Restaurant
Cache builders: Build a cache container and enter it into the contest!
Cache seekers: Show up and vote for the best cache container!
What is this event?
This is the first annual Cache-Builder Competition!
When is it?
2-5pm on Sunday, April 6th, 2014!
Where is it?
You're a geocacher, just use the posted coordinates.
Yeah, but what am I going to find at the posted coordinates?
Oh, there's a restaurant. You can order food.
So we're just going to show up and eat?
That wouldn't make for a very good competition, would it?
You haven't seen some of these cachers eat, have you?
You have a point. But there will be a cache container contest as well.
How will that work?
Everyone who wants to enter the competition will bring in a geocache container that they've made. Everyone who shows up will vote for their favorites. We'll declare a winner (or several, depending on how many prizes we have).
Ooh, prizes! What kind?
I don't know yet. Probably something geocaching-related.
That's great! I've got this cache I've been working on for years—
Not so fast! This has to be a new cache. One that you started no earlier than today.
What day is today?
It's Saturday, March 22nd.
So that gives me...
Just over two weeks! So get building!
I bought this fake screw online, can I enter that as my cache?
That wouldn't be very fair, would it? You can use a pre-built cache as your starting point, but you have to have made some kind of notable improvement to it. Also, you'll need to let the voters know what you started from, so they can take that into account when voting.
What kinds of containers can I make?
Pretty much anything that you can use as a geocache. You could show off your forest camouflage skills or build an urban plain-sight cache. You could make or decorate a container not to be hidden but just to look interesting. You could build a cache that does something when you open it. You could construct a puzzle box that needs some trickery to open. Pretty much anything goes!
Can I enter more than one container?
Sure. Why the heck not?
This sounds like a great event, but won't this kind of ruin the fun of being surprised by the cache in the wild?
It might. So everyone who attends the event will be sworn to secrecy and forced to sign a non-disclosure agreement.
No, not really, but it'd be nice if you didn't spoil the containers for the people who don't make it to the event. So be careful with your logs!
Wait a minute, is this one of those Maker Madness event caches?
You bet your sweet patootie it is! You'll even get a geocaching.com souvenir for attending!
(No hints available.)
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